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improve infrastructure, develop education and encourage development the we are in afghanistan for one overriding reason, to shore our own national security by helping the afghans take control of theirs. that means building up security forces to drive down british combat forces where the afghans themselves able to prevent al qaeda from returning and posing a threat to us and our allies around the world. this is poignant today on a plot executed by al qaeda and extremists with the same perverted ideology as the september 11th attacks. 375 british service men and women have died fighting in afghanistan to strengthen that country and keep britain and britain safe from another 9/11 or 7/7. thousands more including many civilians have risked their lives and hundreds have been injured fighting for the security of our nation. they were called to an international coalition involving 48 countries with a specific you and mandate working at the invitation of a democratically elected government. though there have been many difficult times we should be clear about what has been achieved. in 2009 my
was known as most powerful politician in southern afghanistan. he was also facing several corruption accusations. taliban has claimed responsibility for the assassination. officials have raised concern that it will lead to new fights who controls afghanistan's southern province. >>> board of supervisors will vote today on a proposal to ask 12 other california bodies if they want to break away from california and form their own state. it calls for creating south california stretching from san diego and orange county into the south to mariposa county and riverside county supervisor jeff stone believes california has become too big to govern. a spokesman for the governor says it's a waste of everybody's time. >> peace and quiet, popular hotel chain unveils the first anti-snoring room. >> and first and last shuttle spacewalk is happening right now. >> and firefighters in one bay area station didn't have to go very far to respond to an overnight crash. what police say led to a crash right outside the firefighters' front door. >>> you're looking live picture from nasa
. patrick lost his right hand when the grenade exploded. even after that, he returned to afghanistan to serve his eighth tour of duty with a robotic right hand. >>> pg & e answers to anger on how it might defend the san bruno explosion. >>> if you owe more on your >>> pg & e is responding to angry reaction over it's controversial court filing in the pipeline disasters. one suggests that plaintiffs may have contributed to their losses by their own negligence. >> seems like they're turning their backs on us. and i'm not understanding why they are doing that. >> reporter: late today pg & e issues sa statement saying we want to make -- issued a statement saying we want to make it crystal clear that no one at pg & e suggested that the homeowners impacted by the accident maybe at fault. >> new at 10:00, ken wayne is in concord to tell us about how a proposed law would make it easier for people to refinance even if their home is worth less than what they paid for it. ken. >> reporter: for sale signs dot neighborhoods all over the bay area no more so than right here in contra costa county.
return for a bay area man who died in combat in afghanistan. robert honda spoke to family members to explain why they feel disrespected. >> the body of 36-year-old nick north iiii. the former marine known as nick died in combat july 5th. the department of defense says enemy forces attacked his unit with a grenade in afghanistan. his proud father says he wants his son to be remembered as a strong loving man and a patriot. >> he was a great soldier. a made a promise to send all of his men home. because of it he took his life for them. >> reporter: escorted by the patriot guard riders, the police and the county sheriff's office, he was taken to the mortuary in daly city. there, family members told us they were angry because the military informed them california flags would not be at half-staff for his funeral service on monday because the state lowers flagged this past tuesday once the governor's office was notified of its death. >> not like there are thousands of soldiers going down. you know, my son, he is like, the one, and, they can not get that one right? >> reporter: we infor
serve as a hub for material going to and from afghanistan. despite president obama's decision to speed up american troop withdrawal from afghanistan, there are no plans to close the base. >> president obama say some will drawdown, but there will be troops in afghanistan and for the foreseeable future we're here supporting efforts in afghanistan. >>> well, the secret service has a pilot -- says a pilot accidentally steered his small plane into the restricted airspace near camp david. president obama was at a heavally-guarded retreat yesterday afternoon when an f- 15 fighter jet intercepted that plane. authorities tried to contact the pilot via radio, but he didn't respond. the pilot was met by law enforcement when he landed at a maryland airport. the secret service has a philadelphia police officer to thank for finding a missing presidential seal. the seal, like this one seen here, fall off the presidential limousine during a visit to philadelphia last week turns out the seals are not painted on, but rather magnetic stickers. the secret service retraced the motorcade's route, but could
in afghanistan. >>> long lines as >>> a fallen soldier arrived home in the bay area today to be laid to rest. nick amper iii died last week in afghanistan. >> reporter: the body of nicanor amper was flown with a full military ceremony. the army staff sergeant and former marine from san jose known as nick died in combat july 6th enmy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade in afghanistan. his proud father says he wants his son to be remembered as a strong loving man and a patriot. >> he was a great soldier. he made a promise to make sure that he sent all his men home. and because of it, he took his life for them. >> reporter: escorted by the riders, amper iii i was taken to the mortuary. the state lowered flags this past tuesday once the governor's office was notified of his death. >> it's not like there's thousands of soldiers going down, you know. my son, i mean he's like the one. and they can't get that one right. >> reporter: we informed the governor's office about the family's concern and we got a quick response. >> we were not aware, we will be happy to do so. >> report
in afghanistan. >>> long lines as fans await the final harry potter film. why some adventure lovers got to see the film before tonight's opening. >>> a fallen soldier arrived home in the bay area today to be laid to rest. nick amper iii died last week in afghanistan. >> reporter: the body of nicanor amper was flown with a full military ceremony. the army staff sergeant and former marine from san jose known as nick died in combat july 6th enmy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade in afghanistan. his proud father says he wants his son to be remembered as a strong loving man and a patriot. >> he was a great soldier. he made a promise to make sure that he sent all his men home. and because of it, he took his life for them. >> reporter: escorted by the riders, amper iii i was taken to the mortuary. the state lowered flags this past tuesday once the governor's office was notified of his death. >> it's not like there's thousands of soldiers going down, you know. my son, i mean he's like the one. and they can't get that one right. >> reporter: we informed the governor's office abou
al qaeda is within reach. leon panetta touched down in kabul, afghanistan, and he says that the terrorist group is on the run after the killing of its leader osama bin laden. he is in afghanistan for talks with hamid karzai ahead of turning over control of areas of afghanistan. >>> reporters at britain's "news of the world" have file their last stories and sunday's issue of the tabloid will be the last one. owner ruppert murdoch ordered the paper shut down. the tabloid became toxic when it was revealed reporters may have hacked the voice mail boxes of thousands of people while chasing stories. >>> casey anthony will be free a week from sunday, but there are further signs her relationship with her mother may be fractured. a florida correctional official says casey refused to let her mother visit her in the orange county jail friday night. anthony who was acquitted of murdering her little girl was sentenced to four years for lying to police but given credit for time served. >>> betty ford, one of the most beloved first ladies has died of natural causes. two services have
:00. >> old rule, follow the money. >> she left the world of finance and changing women's lives in afghanistan. plus, a new push in california to report missing children. we'll have those stories later today. >> and finally, friday's perfect pet. with a cute little buddy there. >> and cynthia brought her friend. is stevie giving you a hard time. >> good to see you. >> stevie is anxious now. >> once the cameras are rolling he got camera shy. yeah, but stevie is one-year-old terrier mix. he came to us at first but was in a foster home for a while but she has gotten social and sweet. >> love kids and kisses. >> and kisses and she is warmed up and good with other dogs and great with a family, not too small. she is very good to take care of. >> you have special thing, autographed beds, right? >> they have donated two dog beds. >> go to their website or call them. i'll put it on our website and learn about that and stevie. nice see see seeing. >> you that is going to do it for us. >> "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next. >> have a great day and great weekend. >> bye-bye.
and making workers invest more into their retirement. >>> in afghanistan, a precision air strike today killed a leader of a militant network that's believed responsible for this week's attack on the intercontinental hotel in kabul. the hacani network has ties to the taliban and al-qaida and is now one of the biggest threats to civility in afghanistan. 20 people died in the hotel siege including all nine militants. >>> right now checks are made every hour at schools in japan. many japanese continue to be concerned about radiation levels from the plant despite assurances from the government that exposure levels are within acceptable limits. >>> san francisco city attorney says a november ballot measure that would you law circumcision of children is unconstitutional. jewish and muslim leaders have denounced the proposed circumcision ban. >>> smokers who receive five text messages a day encouraging them not to smoke were twice as likely to quit. 10.7% remained smoke free six months later, more than double the rate of those who never received cell phone reminders. the cdc says it usually takes sev
.s. defense agency wrapped up his first trip to afghanistan. the former cia to rectocia director met with troops and hamid karzai, turning to their power back over to afghanistan is the key ingredient to return the country to its operations. >> off the british tabloid after a phone scandal. it became under fire after reports of hacking voicemail of politicians, celebrities and victim's. this final cover things the staff and readers. >> this is not where rep wanted to be and this is not where we deserve to be. this is the final issue. 7.5 million readers. >> thank you. >> 200 world staffers are without jobs the owner say that it will try to find positions for as many of them as possible. the owner is rupert murdock. (music) >> jacquelinea beautiful shot. a beautiful day to be out by the bay. and from the north side a clear sky. it is going to head towards the bay and perhaps pretty gray. temperatures in the 60s. 65 and los gatos. 56 with strong sea breezes. the satellite with these storms over california things are quiet. however, that if pacific northwest storm will slowly make its w
. sara's new husband will return from afghanistan in december. she said she's looking forward to celebrating their wedding in person. >> and we wish them well well -- we wish them well. >> she has that new bride glow. >> yes, she does. >>> sal, are you watching the bridges? >> maureen, what would you know about that new bride glow? [ laughter ] >>> good morning. yes we're seeing traffic in all of the usual spots. let's go outside. it's highway 4, it will be slow in antioch and also slow at the toll plaza, include the bay bridge where you will see slow traffic from about 10 to 15 miles an hour. the traffic will be slow. this is a look at interstate 880 right here in front of the coliseum. the traffic is nice if you are trying to catch a flight at oakland international. it shouldn't an big problem for you at 880. look at 280. it's not all that great. we thought we might see summer vacation light. but it's not happening now. >> sal, sunshine already for some. the fog yesterday was everywhere. today is kind of just -- about half of the coverage. there's still plenty of areas with
ever. mandy clark, cbs news, kandahar, afghanistan. >> mandy clark in canada half, afghanistan, thank you very much. >>> in london this morning, wiki leaks founder julian assange in a hearing. he is appealing he should be sent back to sweden to answer questions about two rape charges. he worried sweden might send him to the u.s. over the release of classified documents. >>> texas baseball fan who fell to his death last week has been laid to rest. hundreds tourned out for the funeral of shannon stone who was a husband, firefighter and at a rangers game last week he reached for a ball and lost his balance and fell. >>> in phoenix, upper right hand corner of your screen here, watch. a guy dangling off a railing. he had been standing at a table during the derby trying to catch a ball. not smart. almost went over. luckily, his brother and others were there to pull him to safety. pretty incredible pictures. >>> by the way, that's where the home run derby, a special moment lasted night. a family affair for robinson cano with his father pitching to him, cano blasted 32 homers to win, includin
says enemy forces in afghanistan attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade. >> he made a promise to make sure that he sent all his men home. and because of it, he took his life for them. >> reporter: amper's body was taken to millwood city. his funeral is planned for monday. >>> maps of their facilities, társ one of the reck men -- it's one of the recommendations made after the pipeline explosion and fire in san bruno. they must also provide inspection records of storage shut off valves. the pg & e is warning residents they may smell gas while they inspect new pipelines there. pg & e says the testing will begin in a couple of weeks and will last until mid-september. >>> a bay area lawmaker says amazon.com should stop fighting a new state law requiring online retailers to collect sales tax in california. in sacramento today, oakland assemblywoman nancy skinner says amazon's proposed ballot measure to overturn the tax is unconstitutional because it targets a budget law. the issue is likely to end up in court. >>> the backlash is growing tonight to netflix announcement th
conflict and troop withdrawals from afghanistan and iraq. >>> ahead what homeowners are required to have starting today, but many of you may not know about it. and we will check the situation in a bay area neighborhood dealing with disruptions right now after a water main break. >>> as it heats up parts of the area may have triple digit temperatures this weekend. >> an early morning strike averted. coming up we will show you the confusion and tell you why the threat is still out there. >>> a water main break will be a problem for most of the day today in el sobriente. a 12 inch pipe broke there about 9:30 this morning. these are pictures of the problem. repairs are underway but a representative for east bay mud could not say when they would be done or how many customers are affected, only that it handed in an area where most of the customers are businesses. >>> a threatened strike against the larkspur and sausalito ferries was called off but not before it caused confusion for passengers and workers alike, claudine wong headed out to cover the strike and was among those surprised when wo
command which runs the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> how long were they in ? >> in a matter of months. >> that p must have been a wakeup call. >> it was. it led us to the creation of the cyber command to organize our defenses. can't be a pickup game. >> cyber command is located inside the headquarters. cbs news got an exclusive look at the new commands operation center. >> there was a war going on out there in cyber space and this is its nerve center. cyber space is just like air, land, and sea. one more theater in which the u.s. military has to fight. there's been very few weapons, probably no weapons in the history of warfare developed and not used. >> only states like china and russia have the capability to launch a cyber attack. but once the terrorist group with no stake in the world economy gets it, the u.s. will be facing the threat of an attack from cyber space by a weapon of mass destruction. cbs news at cyber command headquarters, fort mead, maryland. >> weather head quarters has been busy today. >> last summer was one of the coolest summers, this summer is ge
the world of finance and changing women's lives in afghanistan. plus, a new push in california to report missing children. we'll have those stories later today. >> and finally, friday's perfect pet. with a cute little buddy there. >> and cynthia brought her friend. is stevie giving you a hard time. >> good to see you. >> stevie is anxious now. >> once the cameras are rolling he got camera shy. yeah, but stevie is one-year-old terrier mix. he came to us at first but was in a foster home for a while but she has gotten social and sweet. >> love kids and kisses. >> and kisses and she is warmed up and good with other dogs and great with a family, not too small. she is very good to take care of. >> you have special thing, autographed beds, right? >> they have donated two dog beds. >> go to their website or call them. i'll put it on our website and learn about that and stevie. nice see see seeing. >> you that is going to do it for us. >> "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next. >> have a great day and great weekend. >> bye-bye. can i eat heart healthy without giving up taste? a man ca
afghanistan today. nato has not identified the nationality of the troops killed. >>> and there are conflicting reports on the medical health of moammar gadhafi. he's scheduled to stand trial in august. his attorney says says mubarak is in the -- his attorney says mubarak is in a coma. >>> later this morning, president obama will announce his nomination to headed -- to head the consumer financial watchdog agency created in the wake of the 2008 finance am crisis. in an announcement at the white house, the president will nominate richard kodra -- kordray -- cordray for the john. he's likely to run into oppositions from republicans. >>> there were terrifying moments for a crowd attending a "cheap trick" concert. gael-force winds caused the stage to collapse. at least five people standing below the stage were hurt. one seriously. this morning, cheap trick posted a message on the facebook page says the band and road are fine and are hoping for a speedy recovery for fans. >>> a typhoon is on a collision course with japan. >>> the atlantic ocean a second tropical storm of the season is heading to the
at at&t park. >>> a bay area soldier was killed while serving in afghanistan. sergeant a sergeant of san jose died tuesday when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he leaves behind a wife and two chin. he received numerous medals. he was 36 years old. >> a funeral will take place in southern california for former first lady betty ford. she died five and a half years after the death of her husband. many admired her including her support of abortion rights. she suffered with arthritis and along with adistinctions to prescription drugs and alcohol. betty ford was 93 years old. she will be buried beside president ford in michigan. >>> a fresh round of dismal unemployment numbers. country's unemployment rate rose to 9.2% and added only 18,000 jobs. that is the fewest in nine months. president obama addressed the disappointing report from the white house. he says the global downturn and refusal to raise the debt ceiling are part to blame. >> problems in greece and europe over uncertainty whether the debt limited here in the united states will be raised have also made businesses hes
.s. central command which runs the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> how long were they in? >> probably a matter of months. >> they were in a matter of months undetected? >> yes. >> that must have been a wake up call. >> that was a wake up call. >> and it led us to the creation of it. >> right now only countries like china and russia have the capability to launch a cyber attack that could take down this country's power grid or banking system. >>> a hunger struck at california prisons is entering its third week. a vigil was held at pelican bay state prison. prisoners stopped eating july 1st protesting what they call deplorable conditions and say they plan to make a statement with their deaths. >> they are reaching past death to give meaning to their lives through the way they choose to die as opposed to having it be forced on them by the torture of the prison system. >> prison officials say they are concerned but they say nurses are ready to provide medical care to those who want it. >>> new study out there suggests being in prison cuts the risk of death in half for black men. researcher
the gates the presidential medal of freedom. he oversaw the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >>> this afternoon to san francisco police chief breached the community about yesterday's police officer involved shooting. investigators say the man opened fire on officers who were trying to arrest him. the cheat and says he has a goal of conducting community meetings of any officer involved shooting. >>> a journalist from san diego for its reporting out-of-state calls were made from michele le's cell phone and as patty lee tells us, that reporter is standing by his story. >> reporter: the le family is engaging in damage control. >> we want to make sure that it is true. >> reporter: discrediting a news story saying that calls were made to reno nevada and the city in arizona from michelle's cell phone. >> i am not aware of any phone calls that were made from the shelves onto those locations. >> reporter: we spoke with investigators today and they confirmed that they did interview a woman. >> i tried calling her and she has not gotten back to me. >> reporter: regardless hayward police say their leads in
with hamad karzai to discuss the terrorist group. this is his first visit to afghanistan. the u.s. has identified key al qaeda leaders in pakistan, yemen, somalia. one of those leaders is the designated successor to osama bin ladin urge a senior member of iran's revolutionary guards threatened u.s. carriers would be targeted if iran comes under threat from the u.s. or the west. the latest comments from the general following ten days of war games, the exercises included the unveiling of missile shelters, that iran says are capable of multiple launches. iran has stated its missiles can reach israel and u.s. military bases in that region. >>> in an effort to get guns off the streets of east palo alto. people who turned in their guns received an american express card. the program provides community members a safe venue and incentive to remove unwanted guns from their homes. >> most people are just excited or happy that there's an avenue, they have been wanting to get rid of the weapons in the past, now that they can actually get funding for it, with no questions asked -- >> city councilman
in afghanistan. his flag draped coffin arrived at moffett field. patriot guard riders and police officers stood alongside the family. >> as a father i can't be any prouder knowing what tha what you raised, when you are raising your son this that they come up with just perfect character. >> he leaves behind a wife and daughter. he served in the marine corps before joining the army. >>> next tuesday the oakland city council will consider increasing medical marijuana dispensaries from four to eight and make cultivation ordinance compliant with the state law. a legal firm has revised the city plan to license large medicinal pot farms. they want to create a system where the city's dispensaries will get their marijuana from the city's pot farms. they warned the current system could open them up for arrest. >>> midnight showing, harry potter and deadly hallows part 2. the young wizards say they were sad to see the movie. >> you feel like you are losing your best friend. >> servicing ending. >> warner brothers say it took in more than $43 million on the first day and they are expected to break records
today. he will have a new set of challenges including the wars in iraq and afghanistan and battles inside the defense bureaucracy. he is older than any of his predecessors at the beginning of their ten ui. >> william and catherine will be greeted in canada. they arrived in canada yesterday for 9-day visit and were met by crowds of adoring fans. it will also handing flags to newly canadians at a citizenship ceremony. >> i think i would like to see them. i really do. i think he connects well with the people. >> the duke and duchess of cambridge have star power to burn. brits and canadians would like to see william ascend to the throne instead of prince charles. who is officially head of the state? >> queen elizabeth tsh. >> very impressive. >> and they are also heading to california next friday. >> the most watched video on youtube ever and the winner is --. ♪ ♪ >> why did you scream. did you like them or you heard it too much? that is justin beiber singing baby. they say the most viewed ever. 575 million hits. they say it's the most disliked video on youtube ever, 1.5 million pe
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on the front page. >>> coming up tonight at 5, a bay area soldier who was killed in afghanistan returns home. we're learning more about him. plus, it's a glimpse into the future. what the post office is telling some people who live here in the bay area about what might happen to their mail service. those stories and more coming up in our next newscast at 5. thank you for watching. have a great day!
from afghanistan, a spokesman for the taliban says someone hacked into his phone then sent a fake message saying their leader is dead. omar has led the insurgency. he ruled most of afghanistan as leader. >>> the plant operator at the bottom of reactor pressures are no longer climbing -- a makeshift system to process contaminated water is now working properly and nitrogen injections are working. >>> and at tokyo international airport fans welcomed home the women's soccer team that just won the world cup. on sunday, the japanese team beat team usa in a shoot out. today the japanese team members were taken to the prime minister's home and he thanked them for giving the country courage as it struggles to recover from this year's devastating earthquake and tsunami. >>> there is more incentive tonight to give information on the beating of the giant fan bryan stow. they upped the reward by $25,000. that brings the total reward to $225,000. stow remains in serious condition tonight after being beaten in the dodger stadium parking lot. giovanni ramirez is the prime suspect in the attack b
.s. operations in afghanistan is a west point graduate and a 37-year veteran of the u.s. army. the four-star general is also credited with turning around the war in iraq. >>> defense secretary robert gates retired with quite a the resume. he was saluted today with all the pomp and circumstance the pentagon could muster. president bush brought gates to the pentagon to reshape the wars in afghanistan and iran. he was given the highest civilian award gimp an outgoing defense secretary. >> you're not only one of the longest serving defense secretaries in the history but it is also clear you've about been one of the best. 'll just say here that i will think of these young warriors, the ones who fought, the ones who keep on fighting, the ones who never made it back till the end of my days. >> gates' career took him through the ranks of the cia, then to the pentagon in late 2006 as america was fighting two wars. >>> well, still ahead at 6:00 now -- >> reporter: doctors have developed this. a new way to dramatically decrease the size of your scar after surgery. vial that story coming up. >>> al
over command in afghanistan to marine lieutenant john allen. after 3 years in the military, general petraeus is retiring to take a civilian job as cia director. as for afghanistan, he warns of intense fighting the next 15 months before 33,000 us troops are scheduled to leave the country. >>> in other news of the world tonight from libya there was fierce fighting between rebels and moammar gaddafi forces near the eastern city of port brega. gaddafi forces have placed hundreds ever land mines along the route approaching the town. at least ten rebels were killed fighting today. since last thursday at least 100 have been wounded, many by those land mines. >>> from east africa, calls for help as the world health organization or who, says more than 10 million people are in desperate need of food assistance. who says a drought affecting ethiopia, somalia and kenya is the worst drought to ravage the area in 60 years and a thousand people aday are streaming into refugee camps. save the children says in the effected area in kenna, a quarter of the children are dangerly malnourishished. >>> fr
and the rock group train. >> the troops in its afghanistan war zone tried to celebrate today as best they could. marines cooked up steaks and hot dogs, there was even some independence day cake. they said they tried to reflect on the meaning of this day. >> i have had quite a few days away from home, from the states and it really makes you appreciate the things we enjoy as americans and happy to celebrate but it's a day like any other. work still needs to be done. >> one lance corporal said the food was great and it reminded him of being back home eating hot dogs by the lake. >> for many of us it means fireworks, parades, barbecue and the day off from work. rita williams says how it's also a remind eve of what it means to be an american. >> reporter: there was plenty of patriotism today. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: faces of some of the people out of 7 billion in the world who call the united states home. >> we are probably the most fortunate on this planet. >> just great to be an american. you can do whatever you want hard work and effort you can achieve whatever you want. >> rep
chief told the troops he is fully focused on the war in afghanistan and on defeating al- qaida. panetta replaces robert gates who retired yesterday. >>> as congress struggles to reduce the nation's massive degrees massive deficit, the white house is eyeing the defense department. president obama has proposed cutting $500 million from the pentagon. new weapons systems could be in jeopardy. >> these include a new nuclear submarine for the navy, they include a new bomber for the air force. i think there's aircraft carriers out there that gates himself have said we probably don't need. >> in an opinion piece, donald rumsfeld said president obama's proposed defense cuts would be a quote grievous mistakes. >>> under the new rules, employees can listen to music and read while on duty if traffic permits. they can also request to take a leave if they're too tired to work. the new rules are part of an agreement between the federal aviation administration and the air traffic controllers union after several controllers were caught napping on the job. >>> a lot of commuters made other plans after t
after he loses his life in combat in afghanistan. just more than a week ago here we first reported the combat death of a california soldier. the family is making plans for his funeral. robert handa live in daily city with the conflict they face in making those plans as well as the resolution, robert. >> reporter: gasia, it was a very emotional day for the family with additional pain added. they are here at the mortuary ready to pay respects but they felt disrepresent from the state of california. the army staff sergeant and former marine from san jose known as nick died in combat july 6th. enemy forces attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade in afghanistan. his proud father says hi wants his son to be remembered as a strong loving man and a patriot. >> as a soldier he was a great soldier. he made a promise to make sure that he sent all his men home. and because of it, he took his life for them. >> reporter: escorted by the patriot guard riders, the san mateo county department, family members told us they were angry because the military informed them california flags woul
in south east afghanistan celebrated independent day with a flag raising ceremony and military band. >> this may be the last july 4th ceremony spent in afghanistan for some of these soldiers. as the draw down of u.s. troops is set to begin. president obama ordered a troop reduction of 10,000 bit end of the year and another 23,000 by september 2012. military leaders say the president withdrawal plan is more aggressive than they had anticipated. >> you represent the latest in long line of hero whose have served our country with honor, you made incredible zacchary faces to protect the freedom that we all enjoy. i have got some of those heroes here with us today. >>reporter: for third year in a row the first family celebrating the fourth of july with service members and their families. more than 1,000 l military hero and loved ones gather on the south lawn for barbecue and first rate view of the national capitol fireworks tonight. the president told them america is proud of you. rock band train singleer song writer amos lee and u.s. marine band were on the schedule. >> now to amer
. >>> in afghanistan, a precision air strike today killed a leader of a militant network that's believed responsible for this week's attack on the intercontinental hotel in kabul. the hacani network has ties to the taliban and al-qaida and is now one of the biggest threats to civility in afghanistan. 20 people died in the hotel siege including all nine militants. >>> right now checks are made every hour at schools in japan. many japanese continue to be concerned about radiation levels from the plant despite assurances from the government that exposure levels are within acceptable limits. >>> san francisco city attorney says a november ballot measure that would you law circumcision of children is unconstitutional. jewish and muslim leaders have denounced the proposed circumcision ban. >>> smokers who receive five text messages a day encouraging them not to smoke were twice as likely to quit. 10.7% remained smoke free six months later, more than double the rate of those who never received cell phone reminders. the cdc says it usually takes several attempts before someone can quit smoking. >>> here in
the pentagon. it's an unscheduled stop for him. yesterday he visited troops and leaders in afghanistan. are you looking at video of his afghanistan visit. he said iraq must provide it's own security and leaders must crack down on armed factions targeting american troops. this as iraq's leaders debate over whether to ask american troops to stay in the country beyond this year. the white house chef of staff confirmed the united states is with holding aid to pakistan. they are with holding back about $850 million in aid and equipment for the army of pakistan. tensions have been on the rise since the raid and killing of bin laden in may. officials have been angry over the incursion into their territory without permission while the white house has been worried about pakistan's ineffectiveness in fighting the taliban and al-qaeda. >> the truth is our relationship with them is complicated. they have been victim of huge amounts of terrorism, but right now they have take especially steps that have given us reason to pause on some of the aid we were giving and we are trying to work through that. >> als
learning that he was killed during insurgent attack in afghanistan. nbc bay area's tracy grant is live with more on the soldier. >> reporter: well, jessica, nicanor amper graduated from this high school in 1994. it wasn't long afterer that tha he began his military career. he started as a marine rifleman in october 1995. and then transferred to the army ten years later. the 36-year-old army sergeant was assigned to ft. knox when he got deployed to combat. he was working as a cavalry scout with his troop in the district near kost, afghanistan, when a group of insurgents attacked his unit with a rocket propelled grenade. he died on tuesday, july 5th. a memorial service is scheduled for him at ft. knox in kentucky on tuesday. and his family is planning to travel from the bay area to attend it. now we spoke to his father nicanor amper iii. he said his family is far too emotionally devastated to really talk about this tragic loss. he did say though that they are planning to have a funeral service for him when they return from ft. knox. they're not sure when it will be. they haven't had a ch
. reporting live from washington d.c., allison burns, channel 2 news. >>> in afghanistan, the mayor was killed by a suicide bomb. the bomber reportedly put the bomb in his turbine and then set it off inside city hall where the mayor was at a meeting. this comes days after the president's half-brother was killed also in the area. the tall ban is claiming -- taliban is claiming responsibility for both of those attacks. >>> the u.s. anti-terrorism officials think that al qaeda is on the brink of collapse. they say that the killing of osama bin laden and seven years of attacks on the hideouts in pakistan has significantly weakened al qaeda. and the view is that the offshoot in yemen is a bigger threat than the group's traditional bags along the pakistan -- base along the pakistan/afghanistan border. >>> love from fremont an oak -- law enforcement from fremont an oak land raided a home at 98th avenue to carry out a search warrant. no details on who or what they were looking for at this point. >>> the requirement to post calorie count on menus is having an effect on people's eating habits. one in si
threat than that -- yemen is a greater threat than that on the afghanistan/pakistan border. >>> the committee chairman says more than 40 americans have been recruited by al qaeda- linked terror otherses. >>> otherses -- organizations. >>> house speaker john boehner is delaying a vote on his rescue plan. ktvu's alison burns is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom to explain this vote delay. alison. >> reporter: dave, that's right. speaker boehner is being forced to rewrite his plan because none partisan numbers will not produces the deficit savings that the speaker promised. president obama promised to veto that plan anyway, but this is another setback with just six days to go. we were in several congressional offices yesterday where phone and e-mail systems were overloaded with people weighing in. democrats are railing against republican plans to cut the deficit with no dax increases. >> they don't just want to make cuts. they want to destroy. they want to destroy food safety, clean air, clean water, the department of education. >> and while conservatives say the cuts in
. 60s by the coast. eveny. then sunny, breezy. high low 90s far inland. >>> overnight in afghanistan 18 civilians were killed in a roadside bomb. that includes children riding in a mini bus. it happened in the southern province. afghan police said insurgents fired at them when they investigated that explosion. violence is up 15% so far this year. >>> the commander of libya's rebel army was assassinated in ben gallons disci. two senior officers were also killed. he defected to the rebels side. it's not clear if government troops killed him or if he was killed as part of a pour struggle. >>> another day of talks are scheduled. these -- this is the north korean diplomat. they're looking for signs that north korea is willing to take irreversible steps. >>> they will finished cutting down a marijuana farm today. authorities raided the farm in sanger, 20 miles outside of fresno. it is being called one of the largest marijuana farms in the area. so far 50 people have been arrested. the growth site is less then a mile away from an elementary school. >>> a santa rosa man is in jail accused of se
of the international space station. >>> 5:11. new this morning, a half- brother of afghanistan's president has been shot and killed. this happened at his home in the southern part of the country. he was head of the kandahar council and he had been accused of crimes and was a political liability for hamid karzai. investigators say he was killed by a bodyguard who was then gunned down by other bodyguards at the home. >>> a government hearing it planned today in london over the growing phone hack scandal involving british newspapers. at issue, is why london police didn't pursue an investigation two years ago on the rupert murdoch tabloid "news of the world." the controversy forced the paper to cease production. >>> do you use groupon's app on your mobile device? the giant may know more about you than you think. >> forget receipts. how some retailers are sending them to your in box. >> and seeing some low clouds here in the bay area. a little bit of drizzle as you take off out of sfo this morning under a high of 63 degrees. warmer in houston and rain and 20 to 30% chance of thunderstorms. a high of 97
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